Molony, William O'Sullivan, Diary, 4 September 1914

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Description: 
W.O. Molony diary, [page 119]
Case Study: 
A British Teenager Caught Up in the First World War: William O’Sullivan Molony
Creator: 
Molony, William O'Sullivan
Source: 
diary
Date: 
4 September 1914
Place: Berlin
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
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Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

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00000583
Language: 
eng
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image
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jpg
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[page 119]
September 4th 1914 Friday
A great battle took place at Reims.
The Germans have entered the city—have taken 12,934 prisoners, 233 heavy artillery guns—116 field-artillery guns—79 machine-guns—166 armoured trains, motors, etc.
German artillery can be heard (at) in Paris!
The battle of millions at Lemberg is still continuing. No one knows whether the Austrians will win or not.
90,000 unwounded Russian prisoners from the battle of Tannenburg are being transported under the orders of Colonel-General von Hindenburg to the centre of Germany.
Went out for a walk with darling Charlotte. She is so dignified and reminds me of a fairy Princess. I went to the Kino and saw some very fine war pictures—the forts of Liège and Namur, and the entry of the German troops into Brussels.